Karen Davies – Programme Manager
With 16 years senior management experience in the food and drink sector Karen is looking forward to an exciting new challenge! With a passion for the diversity of our cultural heritage Karen is excited to be leading the team in the delivery of this new programme. Strategic experience coupled with a creative, hands on approach to delivery of support, will enable her to bring a fresh and creative approach to supporting museums across the West Midlands.
Rachel Lambert-Jones MDO Birmingham and the Black Country
Rachel brings 3 years’ experience of running a jewellery shop and 14 years’ experience of the museum sector to the programme. During her career Rachel has developed expertise in collections management, exhibitions, access and partnership working; she is passionate about stirring curiosity, excellent customer service and sharing collections with as broad an audience as possible.
Charlotte Edwards MDO Shropshire and Warwickshire
Charlotte was previously a manager of an Arts and Media department within a Further Education college she has worked with museums, council cultural departments and other arts groups to support their work and provide wider opportunities. Charlotte is passionate about arts and heritage and this has taken her on some incredible journeys locally, nationally and internationally.
Helen Johnson MDO Staffordshire
Helen loves the stories that objects can tell us about our past, our local places and our communities; she has worked with museum collections since 1995 and as a Museum Development Officer in Staffordshire since 2003. Helen is excited to bring experience to support museums to continue to care for, develop and share their wide ranging collections across the region.
Michelle Davies MDO Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Michelle joins the team with 6 years’ experience of developing and delivering learning programmes in a heritage organisation. Passionate about excellent customer service, Michelle believes in sharing cultural heritage through engaging, inspirational and inclusive opportunities. Michelle is excited to be supporting and empowering museums through West Midlands Museum Development.
Dawn Allman MD Support Officer
Dawn has over 10 years’ experience of administration support working for not for profit and charity organisations. Dawn is excited to be supporting the team deliver their events programme to the museums in our region.